Robert C. Byrd, the longest serving member of the United States Senate, passed away this morning at the age of 92. He had served 51 years in the Senate. Prior to that, he served six years in the House of Representatives.
I was never a huge fan of Senator Byrd, remembering him from his younger days rather than his latter days as most people. Still, though, he was a gentleman (to most) and a scholar. May he rest in peace.